Archive for the 'The Media' Category


The Amy Winehouse Movie

What impressed me most was she was singing her truth, unselfconsciously, in a world where we’re all too guarded, posting on Instagram about our fabulous lives when the truth is so often we feel tortured and unsure, insecure. Amy Winehouse was insecure. And she dealt with this by doing her best not to be too […]

Bill Simmons

Crawling from the wreckage into a brand new car Bill Simmons has edges. To the point where ESPN’s majordomo, John Skipper, decided to fire him. This is like the high school principal teaching you a lesson. Proving that no individual is as big as the institution. You had contempt for the administration at your educational […]

Trainwreck

That it was. Don’t go see this movie, not unless it’s ninety degrees and you want good a/c, not unless your standards are so low you’ve got time for good. I certainly don’t. With a cornucopia of entertainment options at my fingertips I don’t want to waste time before I die. I want to eat […]

Television Trumps Digital

Buy this book. IMMEDIATELY! “Television Is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media In the Digital Age” The first thing I do every morning is check the headlines in the “New York Times” app, to see if the world blew up. I’d like to check the “Wall Street Journal” app but its functionality […]